My mom, Esther! Reflecting on amazing memories. Sharing what time we have. Processing the heartache trying to let go and say goodbye for now. This amazing woman is tired of fighting...but my heart breaks because I'm not ready to let her go! Writing my mother's obituary was hard, but I did it. I had the chance to read it and make sure it said everything she wants it to. I've written her a letter with everything I want to say and hope to read to her soon. I've helped my dad with calls for cremation services, and churches for memorial services. But man oh man...have I had a lot of really good cathartic tears.
Erin, Lauren...thank you. The Lord led me to your amazing group, and it is so many of the lessons I have learned and gleaned and grown from personally and professionally that have equipped me to be "prepared" to walk this path. You have given me courage to stand up for myself professionally to create the space I need and deserve to spend with my mom to properly send her off.